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10 Tips for Photographing your child's birthday party

July 22, 2019 - I know not everyone agrees with me, but I've always enjoyed throwing birthday parties for my children. They've run the g...
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Family Portrait Session at Winstead Park with Epic One-Year birthday Watermelon "Smash"

July 03, 2019 - "The laughter, the fun, the hand-holding, the love." Things get pretty boring and lonely for a mostly outdoor family po...
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50 years together, a celebration of the Asbells

June 04, 2019 - I cannot imagine a more beautiful celebration of 50 years together in marriage than I had the honor of being a part of o...
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A Christmas Gift to Last a Lifetime - Photo Session for Mom

May 17, 2019 - Isn't it funny how a smell can take you back to a time 30 years ago? That's how I felt at this session at Aspen Grove Pa...
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Baby Evie & Capturing the Uniqueness of Each Family

May 02, 2019 - Every client is unique, and it's important to me to capture that uniqueness in my portrait sessions. If you've ever boo...
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Yes, Bring the Dogs

May 01, 2019 - I welcome clients including their pets in family portrait sessions. After all, they are a part of the family too. Robin...
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Haley's Magical Dress Session

April 30, 2019 - They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I'm going to be honest and say that I booked a lot of sessions this past w...
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Let's talk about aspect ratio and cropping photos

April 29, 2019 - You all know that I pretty often get excited about beautiful light or a gorgeous sunset, but I have to say that this is...
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Combination Family & Senior Portrait Session in Thompson Station TN

April 08, 2019 - A few times, I've been approached by a mom who needs to book a senior session for her child (or in this case, children)...
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Baby Azure's At Home Newborn Portrait Session in Spring Hill

March 28, 2019 - I first met this lovely family a little over two years ago at big sister Scarlett's newborn session. I was excited when...
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Share the Love Instagram Contest Portrait Session Part 2

March 14, 2019 - Tuesday, I shared with you the first short portrait session from my Share the Love Instagram contest, and today I am exc...
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Share the Love Instagram Contest Family Portrait Session Part 1

March 12, 2019 - In February, I hosted my very first contest on Instagram in celebration of Valentine's Day. For my "Share the Love" cont...
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William's First Birthday Portrait Session at Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin TN

March 04, 2019 - I cannot believe that it's already been one year since this sweet boy was born. It seems like I was just photographing h...
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Be Our Guest: Scarlett's Beauty & the Beast Birthday Party | Spring Hill TN Photographer

February 26, 2019 - My longtime client & friend Nicole throws the most magical kids birthday parties. Her attention to detail is superb, and...
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February Family Portrait Session at the Park at Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin TN

February 12, 2019 - I'm not gonna lie, this one was chilly. Only a week earlier I shot a session at Harlinsdale when it was 70 degrees outsi...
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What kind of camera I use - and why that’s the wrong question | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

January 10, 2019 - *I originally wrote this blog post in 2015, but as I often still get asked this questions, I've updated it to list what...
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The Perfect Day for a January Photo Session

January 10, 2019 - Once upon a time, Spring Hill was a tiny little town, and about the only restaurants were J.J.s Barbecue, the Poplar Hou...
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Find your Tribe, Love them Hard

December 29, 2018 - These two families are visiting together for the holidays...one having just recently moved to Nashville from California,...
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Downtown Franklin Senior Portrait Session

December 17, 2018 - I'm so glad we rescheduled this senior portrait session from last weekend when it was cold and rainy. This weekend was a...
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Margot & her dolly

December 06, 2018 - This photo session included two of my favorite things...toddlers and lovies. Margot loves her special doll and carries h...
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Sweet Baby Abigail

December 04, 2018 - What a gorgeous day for a photo session for sweet baby Abigail. Who would even know that it was December already because...
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Alicia's Quinceanera Part 2: The Celebration

November 26, 2018 - As I said in my blog post the other day, I have soooo many pictures of beautiful Alicia's Quinceanera last week that I d...
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Alicia's Quinceanera Part 1: Formal Pics at Homestead Manor

November 24, 2018 - I have soooo many pictures of beautiful Alicia's Quinceanera last week that I decided to split it into two blog posts. T...
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Capturing Christmas Traditions

November 20, 2018 - The years pass quickly, and that's one reason why Whitney wanted a home portrait session to capture her family's Christm...
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My first "real" clients

November 16, 2018 - I cannot believe it's been almost four years now since I began on this adventure as a professional family & children pho...
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My ideal clients

November 15, 2018 - I want to apologize for the large amount of photos in this blog post. I really am trying to get better about that, but I...
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The best weekend for Family Photos with Fall Color

November 13, 2018 - First of all, I want to say that any time of year is perfect for a family portrait session. The important thing is to ge...
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I love it!

November 12, 2018 - It's that time of year when the great Christmas Tree debate happens. You know, where half the people on social media are...
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A list of things I can (and will) photoshop for you, and a few things I won't

November 10, 2018 - This was supposed to be an outdoor session but unfortunately, it started raining right before the session time. As I dis...
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Repeat clients are my favorite

October 31, 2018 - One of my favorite things about my job as a family portrait photographer is getting to know families, especially when th...
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Downtown Columbia Senior Session

October 25, 2018 - I can't believe that once upon a time, I thought I would hate senior sessions. When I first started in photography, fami...
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Tell me about some "things" that are valuable to your family

October 23, 2018 - I'm sometimes asked by potential clients about what props that I include in a session, or if there are any props that th...
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No, we aren't doing photos with Satan...and other reasons I need a copy editor.

October 11, 2018 - So apparently I invited the "I heart Spring Hill page" to come have photos made with Satan at Spring Station Middle Scho...
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What exactly is Lifestyle Photography?

October 10, 2018 - This beautiful family was able to take a last minute opening that I had available, and I am so glad they did. We had so...
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The Junk in my Trunk

October 09, 2018 - I've photographed the birth of both of these beautiful babies, and documenting their growth through photographs is truly...
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10 moments I want to capture for you

October 08, 2018 - I feel like I was super lucky at yesterday's marathon sessions. I had three sessions scheduled with a 15 minute break be...
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10 things I'm thinking while I shoot a session

October 02, 2018 - First of all, I want to be like this little boy when I grow up. He was so amazing! He gave the best super hero pose ever...
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Mom was there too.

October 01, 2018 - Lisa said something in her questionnaire when she booked me that really struck a cord with me. "I have almost no pict...
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Of all the families I photograph, mine is the hardest

September 29, 2018 - I wish that I could say that this was a lovely, easy experience, but that would be a lie. Last weekend, I was quite sur...
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What the world needs is more dancing in the kitchen.

September 26, 2018 - What the world needs is more dancing in the kitchen. I saw that written in a meme recently and it spoke to me. I love a...
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Home...where our story begins | New Home Sweet Home Portrait Sessions

September 25, 2018 - It's no secret that my passion is family photography. I enjoy seniors, newborns & couples photography as well, but famil...
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A Strong, United Pair

September 18, 2018 - When Jessica contacted me about doing this family portrait session, she told me that she was going through a divorce, an...
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How I fell in love with photography

September 05, 2018 - I first fell in love with photography when my youngest was a baby. That's when I got my first DSLR. I had no idea what I...
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Bold Beautiful Color

August 22, 2018 - I'm so in love with the beautiful wardrobe choices that my friend Emily made for her family's summer portrait session. I...
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The Good Memories

August 21, 2018 - I'm really struggling with how to start off this post, so I'm going to jump right into it. This is my beautiful friend...
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Photo Session Location Selection - Light & a good dose of Imagination

August 20, 2018 - Sometimes, clients already have an idea of the type of location they would like to use for their family portraits, and o...
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Summer Family of Four Session at Harlinsdale Farms

August 07, 2018 - What an absolutely gorgeous day it was for this family portrait session at Harlinsdale Farms in Franklin. We had the bes...
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Breathtakingly Beautiful - with BrandiLee

August 05, 2018 - "Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary a...
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Out of the Park - Baseball Themed Family Portrait Session

July 26, 2018 - "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth I am just so excited about this photo...
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Embracing the Rain

July 23, 2018 - "I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I migh...
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You too can survive a summer portrait session

June 26, 2018 - Yes, it's hot. I admit it. It's summer in Tennessee. But it is possible to have a beautiful outdoor family portrait sess...
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What is keeping you from booking family portraits?

June 20, 2018 - So many times, I meet families who have never had a profession family portrait session. I feel very honored to have been...
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Hannah's Senior Portrait Session

May 11, 2018 - “And suddenly you know… It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings." I'm a pretty strong extrove...
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Hadley's Cake Smash and Family Portrait Session

May 04, 2018 - "A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier." I cannot believe...
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The days are long but the years are short

May 03, 2018 - "The days are long but the years are short" That is one of my friend Michelle's favorite sayings and it's so true. It co...
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Through the eyes of a child - Childhood photography

April 30, 2018 - "If we could all see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic of everything." The wind in her hair.
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What to do in the case of rain for your portrait session

April 23, 2018 - "A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost." - Marion Garretty This session had to be rescheduled due...
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50th Birthday Cake Smash!

April 22, 2018 - "We are best friends. Always remember that if you fall, I will pick you up....after I finish laughing." - Annonymous I c...
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Treat your photo session like a fun family outing

April 21, 2018 - I prefer children (and parents) to have fun and be carefree at our photo shoots....often thinking of them more like play...
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How to Choose a Photographer

April 19, 2018 - I just love photographing this family so much. They are friends, but also one of my oldest clients. I am always excited...
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What a difference a year makes

April 16, 2018 - You might remember this gorgeous family from one of my most popular blog posts last year. Jenn had the adorable idea to...
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Filled with Joy - Capturing Childhood in Portraits

April 08, 2018 - I photographed this family about a year and half ago, but it was an extended family session with grandparents, cousins,...
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Letting go of Excuses & Scheduling your Family Photo Session | Spring Hill, TN Photographer

June 06, 2016 - So many times in conversation, people tell me that they’ve wanted to book a family photo session for a long time, but th...
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My Tiny Dancer | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

April 18, 2015 - “It’s one thing to make a picture of what someone looks like. It’s another to make a portrait of who they are.” -Paul Ca...
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What kind of camera I use - and why that’s the wrong question | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

April 07, 2015 - Like all other photographers in the world, at some point in my journey to becoming a photographer, I started getting ask...
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Rainbow Art Birthday Party | Spring Hill, TN Family Photographer

March 22, 2015 - I cannot believe my baby turned nine. She had a great time at her Art Party at the Longview Rec Center. My very talente...
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Crystal Freemon Photography, Spring Hill TN Family Portrait PhotographerCrystal Freemon Photography, Spring Hill TN Family Portrait Photographer


Hi, friends!  Welcome to my blog! I’m an engineer turned family photographer, obsessed with chasing light and capturing real moments. I believe family portrait sessions should be fun! I’m a hockey mom, Predators fan & retired PTO president.  I picked up the camera when my youngest was a baby and fell in love with documenting our life as a family. Don't wait to book a session to capture your family's special memories today! 

 

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